Iraq’s most powerful political parties have agreed to delay provincial elections and hold them along with national parliamentary elections next spring. The government has not officially announced the postponement of the provincial vote, which it had planned to hold on Sept. 16. But more than a dozen politicians – including members of Parliament and various provincial councils – confirmed that the provincial and national elections will be merged. This content is for registered users. Please login to continue. If you are not a registered user, you may purchase a subscription or sign up for a free trial .